|Hugh Herr: The new bionics that let us run, climb and dance - TED.com|
Hugh Herr is building the next generation of bionic limbs, robotic prosthetics inspired by nature's own designs. Herr lost both legs in a climbing accident 30 years ago; now, as the head of the MIT Media Lab’s Biomechatronics group, he shows his incredible technology in a talk that's both technical and deeply personal — with the help of ballroom dancer Adrianne Haslet-Davis, who lost her left leg in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, and performs again for the first time on the TED stage.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; dance; prosthetics; technology; TED2014; 2014
|David Sengeh: The sore problem of prosthetic limbs - TED.com|
What drove David Sengeh to create a more comfortable prosthetic limb? He grew up in Sierra Leone, and too many of the people he loves are missing limbs after the brutal civil war there. When he noticed that people who had prosthetics weren’t actually wearing them, he set out to discover why — and to solve the problem with his team from the MIT Media Lab.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; global issues; prosthetics; technology; TED2014; 2014
|Todd Kuiken: A prosthetic arm that "feels" - TED.com|
Physiatrist and engineer Todd Kuiken is building a prosthetic arm that connects with the human nervous system -- improving motion, control and even feeling. Onstage, patient Amanda Kitts helps demonstrate this next-gen robotic arm.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2011; TED; Talks; design; engineering; invention; medicine; prosthetics; science; technology; 2011
|Alberto Cairo: There are no scraps of men - TED.com|
Alberto Cairo's clinics in Afghanistan used to close down during active fighting. Now, they stay open. At TEDxRC2 (the RC stands for Red Cross/Red Crescent), Cairo tells the powerful story of why -- and how he found humanity and dignity in the midst of war.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxRC2; TED; Talks; disability; global issues; poverty; prosthetics; storytelling; war; work; 2011
|Aimee Mullins on running - TED.com|
In this TED archive video from 1998, paralympic sprinter Aimee Mullins talks about her record-setting career as a runner, and about the amazing carbon-fiber prosthetic legs (then a prototype) that helped her cross the finish line.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED1998; TED; Talks; beauty; design; prosthetics; sports; technology; 1998
|Dean Kamen: The emotion behind invention - TED.com|
Soldiers who've lost limbs in service face a daily struggle unimaginable to most of us. At TEDMED, Dean Kamen talks about the profound people and stories that motivated his work to give parts of their lives back with his design for a remarkable prosthetic arm.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDMED 2009; TED; Talks; design; health; health care; medicine; prosthetics; technology; war; 2009
|Neil Harbisson: I listen to color - TED.com|
Artist Neil Harbisson was born completely color blind, but these days a device attached to his head turns color into audible frequencies. Instead of seeing a world in grayscale, Harbisson can hear a symphony of color -- and yes, even listen to faces and paintings.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; art; cyborg; design; entertainment; innovation; music; prosthetics; sound; technology; TEDGlobal 2012; 2012
|Aimee Mullins: The opportunity of adversity - TED.com|
The thesaurus might equate "disabled" with synonyms like "useless" and "mutilated," but ground-breaking runner Aimee Mullins is out to redefine the word. Defying these associations, she shows how adversity -- in her case, being born without shinbones -- actually opens the door for human potential.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDMED 2009; TED; Talks; activism; happiness; health; heroism; prosthetics; social change; society; 2009
|Aimee Mullins and her 12 pairs of legs - TED.com|
Athlete, actor and activist Aimee Mullins talks about her prosthetic legs -- she's got a dozen amazing pairs -- and the superpowers they grant her: speed, beauty, an extra 6 inches of height ... Quite simply, she redefines what the body can be.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2009; TED; Talks; activism; beauty; design; future; prosthetics; sports; technology; 2009
|Dean Kamen previews a new prosthetic arm - TED.com|
Inventor Dean Kamen previews the prosthetic arm he’s developing at the request of the US Department of Defense. His quiet commitment to using technology to solve problems -- while honoring the human spirit -- has never been more clear.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2007; TED; Talks; culture; demo; global issues; health care; invention; peace; prosthetics; science; technology; war; 2007